Bologna The fat indeed: Biografilm Park is one more occasion to eat and discuss food

If there ever was a place where a film festival is yet another occasion to talk about eating, well that was Bologna, aka City of food. So today there I was at the presentation of Biografilm Park, the series of events taking place alongside Biografilm Festival, and for the first half hour all you could … More Bologna The fat indeed: Biografilm Park is one more occasion to eat and discuss food

Potatoes, potatoes… what’s with Bologna and chips?

I know I’m supposed to only write about what I like or consider worth experiencing, but observing is in my blood and noticing useless stuff meaningful details even more so. Therefore I really can’t help wondering about this explosion of little takeaways only devoted to potatoes, particularly fried potatoes. It began about a year ago, when I noticed the … More Potatoes, potatoes… what’s with Bologna and chips?

Soul food served with love and shyness: Sham, first Syrian take away in Bologna

«Yes, from Damasco.» Smiles, goes back to pouring hummus into my plate. «I arrived in Bologna two years ago.» He’s tall with huge eyes.  «There’s only six Syrian families in this town.» And that’s as far as my conversation with the man behind the counter of Sham will go. Opened at the beginning of July, Sham is … More Soul food served with love and shyness: Sham, first Syrian take away in Bologna